Journal of Nursing

Bibliometric Visualization Analysis of Chinese Medicine Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recent 10 Years

Meimei Zou, Liyun He


Objective To analyze the current situation and hot spots of research on the treatment of ASD with traditional Chinese medicine, reveal the dynamic changes and development trend of research hot spots, and provide ideas and basis for clinical and basic research on the treatment of ASD with traditional Chinese medicine. Method Search and collect the research literature on the treatment of ASD by traditional Chinese medicine in the Chinese Journal Full Text Database (CNKI), Chinese Science and Technology Journal Database (WEP), Wanfang Medical Network Database, and China Biomedical Literature Service System (SinoMed). The search time is from January 1, 2011 to September 30, 2021. COOC9.94 software was used to remove duplicates from multiple databases and construct a column chart of keywords year by year. The VOSviewer 1.6.17 software is used for co occurrence analysis and a co occurrence diagram of the document issuing organization is made. Learn about the time, journal, key words and organizations of relevant documents, and the evolution of research topics.result 372 articles were included. In the past 10 years, the number of relevant articles was on the rise, mainly published in the medical and health science and technology field. The main research institutions are Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Conclusion The field of traditional Chinese medicine in treating ASD has made some progress in recent years, especially in the traditional fields such as acupuncture and rehabilitation training. The objectification and phasing of efficacy evaluation have been emphasized, but there is still a lack of long-term and stable research team in this field, and the frontier field needs to be further explored and developed.


Traditional Chinese Medicine; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Document Metrology; Visualization

Full Text:


Included Database


American Psychiatric Association.Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Virginia:American Psychiatric Publishing,2013:55-59.

Folstein SE, Rosen-Sheidley B. Genetics of autism: complex aetiology for a heterogeneous disorder. Nat Rev Genet. 2001 Dec;2(12):943-55.

Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 4 Years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2018. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2021 Dec 3;70(10):1-14.

Sun RY. From Qualitative, Quantitative to Content Analysis -- Discussion on Research Methods in the Field of Books and Information [J]. Modern Information, 2005, (01): 2-6.

Academic bits and pieces, bibliometrics COOC, a new software for bibliometrics and knowledge mapping [EB/OL]. 2021.

Nees Jan Eck, Ludo Waltman. Software survey:VOSviewer, acomputer program for bibliometric mapping[J]. Scientometrics, 2010,84(2): 523-538.

Zeng HH, Huang XR, Yang XQ, et al. Journal of Pediatrics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (05), 69-75.

Gao YP. Analysis of the Effect of Jin Sanzhen on Language Development Disorder in Children with Autism [J]. Electronic Journal of Clinical Medicine Literature, 2018, (41): 80+82.

Liu G, Yuan LX. Clinical Study on Acupuncture Treatment of Children with Autism [J]. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2008, (02): 273-274.

Qiu JP, Bibliometrics [M] Version 2 Beijing: Science Press, 2019.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2023 Meimei Zou

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.